Helmet netting.....

#1
Ex Regular of 7 years.........now TA what is the big deal these days with the black rubber round the bottom of the helmet? A good fitting helmet cover stays on and never had any problems after three op tours and 7 years in. Next thing.....someone enlighten me on the helmet netting and why? See many people wearing it these days and just would like to know how it came about and why? Cheers " SWIFT & BOLD"
P.S If your a prick with a smartass ass comment move on...serious answers from real soldiers please not wannabe's.....
 
#2
If you'd been in you'd know what it was all about....
 
#3
Rubber is so last year, looked ally but not great when getting lit up by Terry Taliban, it melts and drips down your already badly burned beak!

Sniper tape is the order of the day these days.
 
#5
ExReg.TARifles.... said:
Ex Regular of 7 years.........now TA what is the big deal these days with the black rubber round the bottom of the helmet? A good fitting helmet cover stays on and never had any problems after three op tours and 7 years in. Next thing.....someone enlighten me on the helmet netting and why? See many people wearing it these days and just would like to know how it came about and why? Cheers " SWIFT & BOLD"
P.S If your a prick with a smartass ass comment move on...serious answers from real soldiers please not wannabe's.....
Been wearing it since 5AB days. Just how long have you been out you gopping STAB?

7 yrs? You commitmentphobe.
 
#6
88-95 Ex infantry Reg.....thought I'd get some stupid answers from stupid *******.........just was looking for an intelligent answer but seems that cannot even happen......And a ******* STAB cause like to keep my foot in and looking to go on tour again next year. PRICKS
 
#9
I am a prick with a smartarse comment, so I'll get it out of the way, then resume reading my new copy of 'Covert War'

It's for the Full Metal Jacket/Op. CORPORATE look of course.
 
#10
ExReg.TARifles.... said:
88-95 Ex infantry Reg.....thought I'd get some stupid answers from stupid *******.........just was looking for an intelligent answer but seems that cannot even happen......And a * STAB cause like to keep my foot in and looking to go on tour again next year. PRICKS
Calm down Princess! It's all in an effort to look ally, well more ally than stretchy elastic bands on your helmet. I suspect you might be a bit of an (Internet) aggressive prick yourself.
 
#11
ExReg.TARifles.... said:
88-95 Ex infantry Reg.....thought I'd get some stupid answers from stupid *******.........just was looking for an intelligent answer but seems that cannot even happen......And a * STAB cause like to keep my foot in and looking to go on tour again next year. PRICKS
Jesus calm down! When you were in, 5AB seemed to have the monopoly on netting on their helmets....allyness started to appear and non-airborne trained soldiers started to wear it.
I think you will find tape on the bottom of the helmet stops the edging of the cover wearing away. It did when i had it on, but as im getting the MK7 in Theatre soon ill see whether it is needed.
 
#12
Little urban myth: The Israeli Army forbid the black innertube rubber practice when it was found that Syrian rifle range targets had a fat black horizontal stripe painted on them and recruits were taught to aim just below that... but do carry on, at least it looks ally. :D
 
#13
So the netting isn't to aid camouflaging of the helmet?

And the rubber to aid finding your helmet?
 
#14
Ally-ness was recently described by a very old ex 10/3 Para tom, now back in 4 Para as:

"You want to look like us, we don't want to look like you."

I stick with the "Mock what you don't understand, fear what you will never become" school of thought.
 
#17
The netting prevents any one pulling on the straps on the cover, we used to have lots of fun pulling lads round by the helmets especially when playing civpop, I am not airborne but was once told it was used to stop it catching on anything when looking to make an exit from BIG BIRD as he called it. The lad was 264 ex 5AB, funny lad so dont know that it is a definitive answer
 
#18
It's somewhere to tuck your chinstrap when you have your Respirator on.
 
#19
The original 'ally' thing to do was to cover the helmet (tin variety) with a face veil. Preferably the old two colour face veil as this proved that you were old enough to actually have an old two colour face veil.

This proved that you were old.

The rubber band thing is pants...

ps is the face veil still issued/demandable?
 
#20
Anyone out there agree that the affectation of allowing a little of the "net" to bulge out around the rim of the Helmet in a Devil-May-Care-yet-somehow-deadly-serious-manner, is simply the last word in battlefield style? Shown to best advantage when employed with a tight-lipped "thousand-yard stare " expression (a la Derek Zoolander) and a Para Reg. tattoo on the right upper bicep of course!
8) 8)

I agree with a previous poster, it's a cat-walk out there! :lol:
 
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